Writing in The Austrian Jeff Deist lays out a compelling case why this is a great time for those of us who cherish freedom and opportunity. The best part appears below:
“Covid policies ruined cities, at least for awhile, and the Great Unraveling will reduce the political and economic power of those cities.
So a once-in-a-generation opportunity is before us. The federal government is far and away the biggest, most powerful institution in America, but as previous speakers mentioned, faith in institutions is crumbling. And it should crumble. Washington, DC, has been the centerpiece around which we have organized society for a hundred years now, and that’s a profoundly evil reality. So we should cheer when Americans lose faith in it due to Trump or covid or Afghanistan or public opinion polls which show a deeply divided and skeptical country. There is a growing sense that DC is over, it’s done, and it’s time to turn our backs on it. We are losing our state religion.
Contra our political elites, covid and the disastrous reaction by governments may end up reducing their power and standing in society.“
The full publication is available on the site of the Mises Institute .